July 22nd, 2004 issue #0329

July 22nd, 2004
  • Dino-might: 'Professor' Cline revives the roadside

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM Remember American highways in the 1960s, before the Interstate system stole their thunder? Remember speeding by– maybe stopping at– magic castles, haunted houses, and enchanted forests stalked by goblins?

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most shocking: Legendary former basketball coach and athletic director Terry Holland calls it quits fundraising for the new basketball arena to pursue another opportunity i...

The Dish

Essays

Question of the Week

  • What's your favorite roadside attraction?

    Gillian Hatch: "Driving west of town through the farms when you start to see the mountains." Emily Swift: "Probably car accidents. Oh, I can't say that! It's true, though...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    CHARLOTTESVILE 5/20  Eric E. and Kristin M. Matthews to Chauncey A. McHargue, 2009 Greenbrier Drive, $269,000 Nancy C. Kern and Richard S. Boyd to Benjamin L., Geral...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • A rarity: Simple affordable city living

    ADDRESS: 1009 Forest Hills Avenue ASKING: $149,900 SIZE: 955 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1955 NEIGHBORHOOD: Forest Hills/Cherry Avenue CURB APPEAL: 5 of 10 LISTED BY: Alex Ix,...

Real Estate - Update

  • UPDATE

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: February 13, 2003 in Issue 0206 ADDRESS: 1686 Taylor's Gap Road (New Hadden) ASKING PRICE: $760,000 SELLING PRICE: $650,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 767 SELL...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 22, at noon, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 29.888 acres at 2980 Burnley Station Road, State Route 641 Case: Doris P. Durrer v. Darlene E. and Clyde M. ...

Music Reviews

  • Bluesy jazz: Frigid art with heart

    The Dinah Pearson Band at West MainJuly 17 Friday was my second evening watching shows at West Main, and I haven't quite figured the place out yet. They have been promotin...

  • Work it! Drummers, dancers evoke Africa

    African Showboysat ShebeenSaturday, July 17 Shebeen has been hosting music for a while, but for some reason I've avoided it as a venue. But when I got wind that the Africa...

News

  • Alien: The unbearable paperwork of being

    Arun James admits he made a mistake, but he never realized that failure to fill out a simple form could cost him his job, family, and home. So taut is the post-9/11 tightro...

  • Car trouble: Parker can't park without parts

    What does a guy have to do to keep his downtown office going? Apparently, make sure its engine runs. Office? Engine? Huh? It all makes sense if you're Anson Parker, subject...

  • Mooner's: Bottoms up at upscale eatery

    Duner's patrons got a bit of a bum rap on Friday night, July 16. It all started with a screaming child, but by the time it ended, the police had arrived and, according to e...

  • Mysterious scare: No leads in alleged abduction

    The news horrified Charlottesville: A man allegedly tried to snatch an eight-year-old boy at Fashion Square mall July 10, only to be foiled by the intervention of a mysteri...

  • Stigmatized: Clark Elementary's failing grade

    As trendy a neighborhood as Belmont seems to be, one thing gives parents who can afford its increasingly high real estate prices pause: Clark Elementary School. Even before...

The Brazen Careerist

  • You're fired! Learn from the magic words

    Maybe you have never been fired. I sure have– more often than I care to remember– and I can assure you that, while the moment may be humbling, the experience ha...

Strange But True

  • Frantic fetus: Erratic events in utero

       DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q.  Imagine a camcorder set up to record all fetal movements right from the start. What would the movie show?M. Moore...

Facetime

  • High places: Monticello Road's busy summer

    Copies of their debut album This Scripted Show may still be warm from the presses after last year's release, but the boys of Charlottesville-based rock outfit Monticello Ro...

Letters

  • He wasn't near the river

    When Banastre Tarleton came to Charlottesville in 1781 to capture Thomas Jefferson, he did not camp at the Tarleton Oak or by the Rivanna River as stated in your story, "Hu...

  • Make funeral home pay

    I was glad to see your article on the parking situation in this week's Hook [July 8: "Dead rights Funeral signs not backed by law"]. I have been after City Council for the ...

  • Questionable behavior

    Hill & Wood may claim that they got permission to put out their "no parking" signs three years ago, but they've been putting those signs out for a lot longer than that....


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